“1 in 5” Women with Disabilities Transforming Movements Report

On June 25th, 2019 Disability Rights Fund (DRF) released their “1 in 5” report which features women with disabilities sharing the impact DRF’s funding has had on them. Highlighted in the report is the fact that one in five women are women with disabilities and how these women are leading the way towards inclusive disability and women’s rights movements, around the world.

New ILO Convention on Ending GBV in World of Work Adopted

On June 21, 2019 in Geneva, the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a landmark international agreement banning gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace. According to the new labor standard, violence and harassment at work “constitute a human rights violation or abuse.” The Convention is the ILO’s first legally binding international instrument since 2011.

First Ever Global Study on Mental Health and Well-Being of Advocates Released

Channel grantee partners FRIDA and AWID, as well as The Defensoras, are three of five case studies featured in From a “Culture of Unwellness” to Sustainable Advocacy: Organizational Responses to Mental Health Risks in the Human Rights Field. The first of its kind global study, based on interviews with advocates at 70 organizations from 35 countries and dozens of experts, mapped how human rights organizations are responding to the mental health and well-being needs of advocates.

2019 Women, Peace and Security Report Released

In June 2019, Channel grantee partner World Pulse released a report on Women, Peace and Security. The report is a culmination of crowdsourced stories, experiences, and expertise of women across the world that are democratizing peacebuilding and security efforts.